White Devil Mountain (Vampire Hunter D Novels, Book 22)
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Commissioned by a vampire ancient to recover the coffin containing the body of the demonic Gilzen, hated even by his own kind, D travels to a frightening mountain landscape perennially shrouded in snow. Within a castle piercing the mountainside, D discovers a group of knights tasked to protect Gilzen at any cost. It's time for D to use all the forces and powers at his command to prevent Gilzen's resurrection!
blood not be drunk—and the number of humans employed by the Nobility in that time frame totaled 7,628 for the entire Frontier. A large number of contracts were destroyed by Noble-hating humans, so precise numbers weren’t available, but roughly ninety-five percent of those contracts were satisfactorily completed—a fact that was in those days (and in the present as well) a major blow to scholars of the anti-Noble faction. At that time, the traditional view that the Nobility saw human beings only as
imagination. Have you never considered, Doctor, that it’s possible for Nobles and humans to live together?” “Huh?” Vera replied, apparently dumbstruck. “Excuse me? What?” The doctor shook her head fiercely. “Wait just a minute. Not once have I—” “Don’t lie.” The doctor froze. D’s words would gouge out her heart and lungs, turning blood to ice before it could spray forth. “I’m not lying. You’re wrong. Why do you think I’d lie?” “I can tell from the way you’ve been looking at this guy ever
would freeze any listener to the bottom of their heart. Though her words changed, the tone didn’t vary in the slightest as she continued, “Very well, let us be off, Sir D. Duke Gilzen awaits us.” Her purple cape whipped around. The snowflakes danced. Quietly D began following the female knight who’d walked off down the corridor. – Around that same time, the mayor of Mungs made a sour face as he greeted some very dangerous-looking guests. These men and a trio of military aircraft had landed on
They’re right there.” Suddenly there were evil presences to either side of D. Though it was unclear where they’d been, the two men stood there now. Both had their hands poised in front of their chests, as if to grab someone, and stark incisors peeked from spitefully red lips. “I’m Del Rey, the pilot.” “Geeson, an archaeologist.” “I’m D,” the owner of the handsome visage replied. “I came to find you two. But I can’t bring you back now, can I?” “Why not?” asked the master on his throne. D
of ‘eat.’ ” “In that case, why are the Nobility facing extinction?” Vera said, her words cutting deeply. For an instant, a tinge of pain spread in Gilzen’s expression. He thrust his scepter into the air. “Before I was forced into that sleep, I knew this was coming. I knew it, and so did he. That is why we searched for a means of averting it. He sought it within the human race, and I in outer space. Which of us was correct will soon become clear. When I have slain D, that is.” Vera convulsed